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three. three. three. three brokers mediocre four year media project free media. turkey and syria keep the border going as media reports suggest. provided the. territory in the first place. blazes in greece the protesters saying they're exchanging financial slavery. to release the latest rescue fund. a long standing socialist leader proves he's still enjoying the people support winning a fourth and six more years in power. a
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very warm welcome to you from all of us here at our. mortar shells landing in turkey may be coming from weapons that itself provided to syrian rebels fighting president assad this according to a turkish newspaper together with reports that kurdish separatists are mobilizing inside syria to leave turkey in a very awkward diplomatic position middle east correspondent has the latest. what we've witnessed now is five days of increasing conflict along the turkish syrian border at the same time we've seen shelling now taking place from both sides and there's real concern in the region that we could be looking at a full scale war between turkey and syria that started last week wednesday when a shell was fired from the syrian side into turkish territory and they were killed
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five members of the same family now the turkish prime minister erdogan has gone on record by saying that his country is ready for war and this follows the approval of a mandate last week by the turkish parliament in which they did give the green light for cross border operations but it's not as if the whole turkish population is behind the prime minister on this issue we've witnessed more than five thousand people take to the streets all last week thursday there they were holding pack cards and chanting no to war in syria is afraid and what we're increasingly hearing from many experts who are pointing to the fact that the area in syria from where these mortars are being fired into turkey are areas that are being controlled by the gravels and that is why many expert opinion still suggesting that they're being fired deliberately to provoke to key into calling on nato to launch some kind of operation in syria and the irony of the situation is that we're now receiving expert opinion that many of the shells that are being fired from syria are in fact being fired by weapons that turkey provided to the rebels to help them fight the
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assad regime so you have those laws that i want to situation where turkey is being fired on by weaponry that itself supplied to the rebels in addition to those we're also now receiving several reports that the syrian army of the kurdistan workers cause he is holding an army just fifteen kilometers from the take border now the fighting which is concentrated in northern syria has seen kurds take advantage of the situation never really came to several cities their economy they want independence from damascus but they have also now becoming a problem for two. taking of course is no stranger to the kurdish problem just to have a nice. with filing. in northern iraq so here you have a situation way to keep its assistance to the rebels to fight aside he's now having to fight and seen an escalation in that problem as well. and i turn our attention
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out of out of libya where a humanitarian crisis is developing and the continuing siege of the town of bani walid a former gadhafi stronghold as left residents without vital supplies dr abdul hamid a member of the local council inside the besieged city and gave us his account of what exactly is going on. there i could go with you. but i'm. going to you know. your. normal going to get on it and there are going to. be. more you know. they're very happy. i'm going. to do you know. they are. being ordered to go very very good. well the siege of bani walid started because the national congress wants to arrest
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the suspected murderers of the man credited with capturing colonel gadhafi the town failed to hand them over but the siege is too strong a response exposing the government's weakness this according to john list james corbett. it just goes to show that deeply divided lines in the country right now tribally ethnically in terms of geography it's a deeply divided country and there are a number of different problems that are playing itself out politically in libya right now and this just goes to show once again that that not only is libya ungoverned to a large extent at the moment but it is perhaps given its current political state ungovernable in this particular instance we have the prime minister being voted out in a vote of no confidence because he was unable to form a cabinet and basically this is due to both the pressures from the people themselves there was a popular protest movement basically saying that each individual city was complaining they were under represented in this proposed cabinet and you have the political dealings with the major parties behind the scenes including an offshoot
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of the muslim brotherhood which is trying to get into a greater position of power in the country so there's a lot of power politics playing out and there's no easy solution on the horizon for the people who would be really the country is descending into a type of chaos that is really the predictable result of this type of regime change through violence that we've seen time and again throughout the past decade from afghanistan to iraq to libya and potentially now toward syria. watching r.t. live from moscow the eurozone is again opening up its coffers to poor cash into the regions permanent bailout fund in a bid to save ailing members of the european stability mechanism will be able to lend five hundred billion euros with germany the main contributor about crash strapped greece sister waiting for a long delayed loan payout it negotiates the cuts. good pensioners who have marched to the e.u. offices in the capital and. while athens has banned gatherings and demonstrations
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in the city center during the german chancellor's visit on choose day there will be a heavy police presence but union protests are planned just outside this area later on r.t. we hear from austrian billionaire time politician frank strong act. leaves it's the single currency itself it's crippling the region. for a strong europe i think especially all the people. that there were a lot of wars people afraid of that so i think what's wrong is to have the same common currency because that just doesn't work very much against centralizing there would be one huge central government huge central finance department that democracy and but in the final analysis it won't to the economy you want to work you see there in europe if too many people
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which one that they're stupid too else you know first first we got to realize we've got to think about it how can we create wealth. it will be just over one hour's time you can watch the full interview with austrian billionaire turned politician frank stronach talking about how austerity is hurting europe's economic prospects. now in the u.k. cuts to benefits of squeezing the most of honorable recent data suggest that fifteen percent of children regularly go without a hot meal but london is still eyeing ten billion pounds of war and welfare cuts saudis laura smith reports despite intervention from charities that things are only getting worse. to millions of children every year hunger is a death sentence this is save the children's usual campaign feeding starving
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youngsters in africa but times have changed and for the first time in its ninety three year history the charity has launched a major fundraising campaign here in britain. it's a watershed moment as recession hits the u.k.'s poorest children the hardest situation is pretty bleak for children and families out there in the children having to go without what we consider some basic essentials such for example when their old ones for now it's achieving a warm coats him winter these are pretty shocking statistics in the u.k. in twenty twelve and we believe that we really need to take action in glasgow for the first time the cupboard is almost bare for mother of three sharon more it's a daily struggle to provide the basics for her kids her. there is no money she's not alone three and
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a half million children are living in poverty in the u.k. and a quarter of their parents say they've gone without meals so their children can eat . a child in poverty has to think other families take for granted eating healthfully having a friend round for tea days out natalie mother to two year old noah puts all she can afford into the gas meter but it's still not enough to heat their home it's cold but they. keep warm in the house and blankets rather than turn the fire around oh really so you just can't afford to charities calculate that the poorest ten percent of society i hate thirteen times harder by government cuts to services than the richest ten percent and growing up in poverty puts a child under enormous emotional strain their education suffers even a secluded school and that storing up trouble for the future you have the impact it
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was almost children but it's also a massive impact to society and to our economy so you know we if we. we all of us will have to pay the price in terms of actual spending on education spending on. america will be weaker because you know we'll be losing talent what's the point of slashing a welfare budget if we're going to be paying the price for our increased spending we're going to. save the children hopes to help the worst hit families but this could be a long campaign the institute for fiscal studies says in the next ten years based on current government tax and benefit policies eight hundred thousand more children will be dragged into poverty eradicating all the gains that have been made in the last ten years laura smith r.t. . well it is russia which could warm households in the u.k.
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and europe with gas flowing directly along the bottom of all our business has to be . absolutely crushed. wants a second pipeline in the north sea. that brings gas to europe of course wanted me to. bring up. here as the reelected venezuelan president hugo chavez secures a comfortable victory in a crucial vote for the nation. stories are much much more for you in just a few minutes after this short break. if you're passing through rushes to veer region you really can walk on the wild side thousands of kilometers of unspoilt countryside make up an area where it's still possible to live off the land such spectacular scenery makes it
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a paradise for fisherman and provides a business opportunity for hunters there are defined hunting seasons in russia but lax enforcement means many animals are killed out of the allotted times which can leave young animals orphaned and unable to survive the heart of just u.s. forest provides a sanctuary for the most famous beast in russia it's home to a group who rescue often bear cubs and raise them when they're old enough to fend for themselves the cubs a target taken to a remote location and released back into the wild but it's not just bears who find a haven here this is wolf island here wolf pups have been captured by hunters or bought from zoos have a second chance at life and conservationists have a unique opportunity to observe them these walls are all around four months old and they'll stay in this area for up to three years then most will go back to the wild for good just viewing them from the car was an experience in itself but then after a bit of
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a bumpy ride came an opportunity i just couldn't pass up. this is what i was hoping for when i heard i was coming to a place called wolf i had a chance to get close and personal with the locals and it's these guys are going to act as pasta parents for the next generation will come here using the old rules as surrogate parents has already proved a successful technique. every year i place infant walls with one year old wolf cubs whose parental instinct is totally shaped and they take them as their own cubs it's going to continue to take time and money to rehabilitate the wolf's reputation in russia but the keepers here hope their research and dedication will mean that wolf island remains a place where visitors can truly understand the call of the wild. thanks
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for joining us here on r.t. today i'm a rule reese to share life in moscow and it was a tough political battle but again proved his socialist agenda in venezuela enjoys strong popular support he was reelected for president for a fourth time at the polls massive turnout of over eighty percent showed just how crucial the vote was for the nation across one in caracas is artie's lucy calf. we're standing here on the streets of caracas just hours after president to go solve as emerged as the clear winner in this election you will be leading the country for another six years after millions of venezuelans have their ballots now i saw this victory likely ensures that the current programs the president has put into place will continue that means the so-called twenty first century socialism experiments but it helped improve life for many of the poor many of whom are gathered here while the celebrations have been largely for the most part things
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actually gotten a little bit stanford's you can see behind me people have probably drank a little bit their gathering here on motorcycles and we know that the opposition candidate and we think that has agreed to some sweet seats he said that he's not going to contest the election through a presenter themselves as so it really remains to be seen whether there will be any sort of street process or any sort of opposition rallies in the week a step for the science offices that common policy is promised the battle for robertson and thomas to improve ties with the west of course he did win a lot of support and that is because a lot of the people here feel that a lot of problems in the venezuela have still not been addressed there's a very high crime rates there are serious problems with corruption in the country and they're just not sure whether this will on the president give us on this for another six years as a really going to lead to improving those issues but of course one of the boarders and does remain a sort of god like figure to some degree and here's
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a look as to why running water electricity and a real home having spent most of her life in venezuela slums these are luxuries that anna silva could only dream of before you know it when i got this apartment i just couldn't believe it i thought my eyes were deceiving me i'm thankful to this government for helping people like me she was able to move her family into this home thanks to a housing program established under president hugo chavez. it's one of the many projects that earn. tremendous popular support among the poor but alienated him from other voters the latter have turned out in droves to vote for him to rekick them premiss a wealthy businessman in a free market advocate who is pushing for more private enterprise and investment critics fear that he would bring an end to venezuela's twenty first century socialism so what we're looking at is an ongoing effort by the old venezuelan ruling ruling class turn back the clock represents the past he represents an attempt to move. away from
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a past that focuses attention on reducing inequality reducing poverty. but whether chavez has addressed that in the best way remains a question dollars having to help bring down the crime rate one of the worst in the world employment and a stagnating economy has turned many away from el commandante today even as well house corruption deficit we are some of the poorest people. childless has been accused of authoritarianism suppressing the courts and silencing critics in the press. another burning issue in the country is the quality of employment among the poor the government does implement measures to support them but there are no jobs for those in the deepest poverty they receive government subsidies but there isn't enough investment both government and private to actually provide them with a well paid job instead of just giving financial aid. it for the long neglected
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residents of venezuela slums free services may just trump over freedom this is done as well as body a part of the largest slum in all of latin america for the thousands of venezuelans who live here have no access to any sort of medical care that is until i solve a social program to open clinics like this one here as well as get access to doctors checkups and medical services free medicine for free here they helped me along to thank god and this company has helped a lot of people and a lot of. and here thank you to chairman has done a lot for us this missions are just incredible. these are illegal settlements the shacks and buildings are poorly built and for decades infrastructure was virtually nonexistent moster sprawled across the steep hills surrounding caracas the number of people living up in those lungs are barrios to used to be no where you can get down to the city to find work or go to school simply walking down those hills you think about an hour and how it used to be no public transportation until president
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has built these cable cars a little lifeline for venezuela's for life in the slums made them proved but the country still has a long way to go voters have grown frustrated with the declining wages and scarce job prospects and reversing these trends in the next six years won't be easy lucy catherine of. them as well and over it all to dot com you can see how a cure can become deadly disease and nearly one hundred people are suffering in a deadly meningitis outbreak it's called a pain killing steroids injections in fact infected the patients more than on our website. despite the country's oil platforms which become targets for cyber attacks aimed at crippling the country. who or what is behind. it into the r.t. world out there we go now we'll start in afghanistan where two afghan intelligence officers have been killed in a blast targeting a local police station in the southern helmand province the car bomb attack injured
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two other security staff and thirteen civilians it comes a day after the taliban issued a statement saying that nato forces are close to defeat and a fleeing in humiliation. julian assange is suing the australian prime minister for defamation he says it's based on comments by julia gillard in two thousand and ten and which she called the release of u.s. diplomatic cables quote grossly irresponsible and. illegal assad's claims her comments actually authorized further attacks on him and wiki leaks he's currently holed up in ecuador's embassy in london to avoid being sent to sweden and fears on with extradition to the united states. congress wants to block two chinese telecom giants from entering the u.s. market over fears of espionage after eleven months of investigation it was ruled out who are way and t. may be under state influence and should be barred from mergers and acquisitions in
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america both companies deny helping china gather sensitive information on foreign countries and for. the private a california based firm has launched its first supply flight to the international space station since the retirement of the american space shuttles last year only russia has been able to send people and supplies to the i assess though now space x. is also developing systems to send astronauts into orbit but space security expert brian weeden doubts that private companies can compete with the state run firms just yet. in certain areas for example providing basic transportation to and from the space station these commercial private companies can provide its minerals and competition but there are other areas you know long term exploration of the moon and mars and beyond where cards at the time being you're probably just still see a lot of state run companies in space x. still has a long ways to go before it can prove that it can carry humans safe to and from the
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our sister station space travel is not a cheap endeavor and as we've seen you know the world's going through some tough economic times i think for the time being you're going to see a renewed effort to try and get more use out of the inner suspicion through the rest of its life time and then i think you're probably going to see some international some cooperated missions that look at what the next step is for how to get gas that will probably be back to the moon. sun time to get the business with natasha good to see you again though the no water stream project is finally completed you tell us that what subtly changed since the first pipeline was launched well since the first pipeline was launched they were saying the launch of a second pipeline within the north stream project that will ship gals to zero the second link laid on the bottom of the baltic sea will actually double nord strains gas capacity to fifty five cubic meters billion cubic meters of gas annually
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to measure that there has all the. gas indeed has started flowing through the second line of the north stream gas pipeline indeed its capacity has been doubled to fifty five billion cubic meters which would be enough to basically provide twenty six million european households with heat and energy and it's also amounts to around fifty percent of what is right now being transmitted through ukraine see the one of the main goals of this project was to bypass transit countries like belarus and ukraine which at times were not so reliable partners for russia and supply gas directly to europe while the heads of four states russia germany the netherlands and france hailed the launch of the second line the in between phenomenon off the the start of the second strand as i know that stream pipeline talk shows that the energy partnership between russia and the european union has a solid foundation and how long term partnership benefits both sides i think is
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receiving a movie here energy supply because gas is and will remain an important energy source you know countries russia in turn secures reliable demand and lucrative gas sales and dates this is a very expensive project a cost seven and a half billion euros to launch and several years five to be exact in order for it to reach full capacity and earlier i spoke to the head of gas problems in export branch and it's on the better and he said that it takes a lot of time in order to fill up a pipeline so therefore it hasn't yet been operating at full capacity and claims that russia needs to lower prices for europe as he said ridiculous i was just kind of thought it was a predictability. in the long thought i. would like to. actually get. this stuff socially below.
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but you also missed a bet if said that. gas which is right now going through grade will continue doing so that this pipeline is there in order to. fulfill growing demand in europe in europe will expect more gas to be supplied and according to gazprom this is exactly what is going to happen and now with the second line of the pipeline capacity is there. less now quickly to the markets european equities were makes the top of the hour ahead of the euro zone finance ministers meeting. today greece and spain will be on the agenda and u.s. futures are pointing to a lower opening on wall street on the currency market we're seeing there is the euro is a shining value against the u.s. dollar and the continues to use against their russia as you can see equities are following europe's footsteps as well a strong second day in
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a row so obviously entities have no place to go but down and does staying with the markets russia oriented funds received the most cash among the emerging nations last week emerging portfolio fund research says one hundred seventy million dollars one vested into the country analysts explained that russia's undervalued stocks offer a growth potential amid global monetary easing. the world bank has released its forecast for the russian economy saying it will slow down over the next year for victor the economist for the institution explains what to expect. but this year we projected it to be three point five percent to three point six percent that assumes essentially the oil price being the same as last year so that's. compared to the previous two years and it's particularly if you look at the pre-crisis performance of russia in the ten years prior to the growth. russia was seven
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percent now russia is just going at half that rate. and there you have all the latest from the business. thank you. are still on the way here on so you can discover more about life in russia's remote villages there through the eyes of one rather peculiar resident a special report in just a sec. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. while. kelly. offers an air show and an
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